The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center a five-year, $3.8 million grant to establish the state’s first Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in Basic Biology of Aging.
It’s an innovation like no other. The Self-Initiated Prone Powered Crawler, commonly known by its acronym SIPPC (“sip-see”), marries technology with a baby’s innate desire to move and explore his or her environment. It listens to subtle cues from babies with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, allowing them movement that would not be possible otherwise.
Preventing ovarian cancer with a capsule might sound impossible to many, but not to Doris M. Benbrook, Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. It is research, though, not magic that has led her team to the development of a potential cancer prevention drug in capsule form.
It’s a tall order. Develop a program that teaches the basics of how to achieve good health, that helps children learn how to make healthier choices, and that utilizes recipes that are healthy, easy to prepare and economical too.